Empty, fill, repeat

What is Jesus saying personally to me today – Empty ,fill, repeat

Ever wonder why when sometimes you loose weight then put it back on and even more? I think it is similar to what Jesus is saying about the spiritual life. You empty yourself with the right intentions, ensure the practices are sound and most importantly, allow yourself to be filled with His presence. Instead of going straight back to old habits which compound and multiply the initial disposition don’t miss the opportunity. It’s not a one fix but more a practice of empty, fill and repeat.

Thank you for speaking to me Jesus

How do I respond to what Jesus is saying personally to me today?

This is a difficult pattern for me to break but what I do feel is that each time I go through my spiritual practice, there is a bit of progress. To get the balance right of discipline, practice and of gentleness, acceptance and surrender is a difficult one for me. All or nothing, stop or go, its s great gift but it can be very frustrating at the same time. So the message today for me is not to let my perceived failures determine my future actions. Today, Stop saying failure in my head!!

Prayer:

Lord,
I have setbacks, but that is all they are.
I know that your are patient and loving.
May I reframe my thinking to be more aligned with you.
May the grace of persistence and fortitude be granted so that I continue on my path to loving within you all the time.
Amen

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